Aconcagua: Mallory & Team Rest Day at Camp 2

Posted by: Linden Mallory | December 21, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 18,330'

The southern solstice treated us to a long, restful, and relaxing day here at Camp 2. We waited until the sun reached camp before stirring and then had a relaxed morning, watching the long shadows coming off the mountain above us gradually fade as the sun rose higher. From camp, we have perfect views of a good portion of our climbing route on summit day. There was hardly a puff of wind coming off of the top of Aconcagua and we could make out our trail crossing the wide scree slope called the Acarero and up the gully known as the Canaleta to reach the summit ridge. The perfect weather, views of the route, and time to rest and recover has motivated us and we are excited about the coming days. Tomorrow we plan to move up to Camp 3 at 19,500’ in hopes of making a push for the summit in the following days. We are all feeling strong, rested, and ready for the next push. We’ll check in tomorrow from high camp.

RMI Guide Linden Mallory

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Bill Dorn- Wishing you a Merry Christmas from Rita and Carol in sunny, hot Florida.

Posted by: Rita Powella on 12/22/2013 at 9:21 am

Bill Dorn! We are so proud of you and your entire team. Can’t wait until we can hug you on January 23 (our next breakfast club) and get all the stories. Climb safely. Love, Dav’ne

Posted by: Dav'ne Stahley on 12/22/2013 at 8:34 am

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